The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 32
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 32

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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C8 Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. 10,1968 Biggest Fashion Fad In Florida Is Being Totally The Real You twined with chains. Lightweight brightly colored shifts will never be gone from the Florida scene but they have been temporarily usurped on the local dress racks by greys, browns and blacks. Last year's fads of phosphorescent color combinations has almost disappeared and the vivid little vinyl purses have been replaced by larger leather ones resembling flight bags, tackle boxes, gun carriers, and envelopes. But Florida's lush growth and brilliant hues contrasted with a background of greenery or ocean blue insures that sun bright colors will never be a thing of the past. What really sets the pace for Florida's fashion IN-thing is sunbathing, sailing, swimming all 12 months of the year. Or be a gangster with double-breasted coat with wide lapels and straight pants with cuffs. Or In the evening be a ruffled romantic Victorian in a midi. But don't plan on a velvet mldi, it may be slylish in New York but here lightweight textures are more appropriate. Some fashions which arj perfect for chillier climes become popular in spite of the all-year-round beach days and this time leather is IT leather vests, skirts.slacks, jumpers, dresses, jackets, coats, bows and bangles. The with-it accessories which help you do your own thing are scarfs, ascots, chains, rings, vests, berets, and monster shoes. Shoes have higher heels and up front interest of tongues, flaps, buckles and bows. Many of the shoes are heavy wintery looking and although they become popular, will never supplant the sandal. Scarfs are a fad only in the way they are used, which is only limited by Imagination. They are used everywhere and everyway, draped around necks, hung on waists, en DIEDRA VAN DUZEE Staff Writer What is IN? The question everyone wants an answer for. The favorite sport of the crystal ball gazers is predicting what will be a fad and what fashion. Many designs created only for the moment become lasting fashion yet some high fashion items evolve into nothing more than fleeting fads. To Floridians the IN-things fashionably are often quite different than the IN-things to northerners. Florida's balmy briny breezes, bathtub warm surf and bronzing sun make many styles simply fads. Boots, bountiful on the sidewalks of New York, couldn't be more chic, unless you're in Florida's dry pavement weather. This year the big fad in Florida and elsewhere is being totally yourself doing your own thing. To be stage struck is IN. Every activity offers a chance to play a different role through the clothes you wear. The costume look is IN. Be an Indian with a wampum necklace, leather skirt and jacket; go all the way and add a scarf for an Indian headband, although this is somewhat unpractical for the tropics. - ' If 7 tm4 BEAUTY & WIG SALONS 305 CLEMATIS PH. 833-1609 AAAAA TO EEE SIZES FROM Fashion is a Look not a Prke! fVlV flMll it ftn Ik flMft FADDY BUT FUN Seventeen-year-old Patti Preston poses for staff photographer Ursula Seemann to illustrate a little bit of everything in the fad field. The biggest fad in Florida, actually, is doing your own thing fashionably, of course. Roman sandals and love beads are part of the scene. v w - , wrvic at raatonabb pricts Imcoum f ; w think yaw ocmtw a baouty BE Button Queen Finds Business Booming I PROPERLY FITTED i ADVERTISEMENT appointment ofttnl SPECIAL THIS WEEK: Tipping or Frosting, complete 12 our 15.00 Petal Perm, 8" High HmIi, Md. HmIi r Flats KIX iHOH SAMPLES AND CANCELLATIONS "It was only when the Crusaders encountered the button-wearing Persians in the 13th Century that we re-discovered them," she says. "But by the 14th Century there were strong guilds of button-makers working in France and A Beauty Hint Margaret Merril advises that it Light Up The Night To Save YOUR Life 333H CLEMATIS W.P.B Phone 832-7664 WIGS AND WIGLETS (100 human hair) 25.95 - 15.00 - FINE QUALITY! is quite simple for every woman to promote an English '. countryside complexion. Her ' hint to gain a peaches-and- j cream loveliness is to damp a cloth with cold water from A WdU. i WASHINGTON, D.C. (WMNS) If you're a night person be a light person as well. This advice comes from the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) which Is urging Americans to wear garments that reflect light as they go about their night-time business. More than half the 160,000 pedestrians killed or Injured last year were struck down at night. To cut this fearful toll, the PHS urges that retro-reflective materials be worn on the person. ALWAYS EIRBT nilAMTV your refrigerator and press it over your face for a few minutes once or twice a day. Then to hold the good of the complexion-beautifying cold water, smooth on tropical oil of Olay. This oil is rather scarce and expensive, but your drug store should be able to get you a supply. These materials are Impregnated with tiny glass beads that bounce the light back to Its source In such a way that a person can be picked out by a car's headlights at double the normal distance. Retro-reflective materials, which can be purchased at paint and hardware stores, come In a variety of guises: us lron-on tape, as fabric that can be sewn onto clothing, as slip-on arm bands, as dangle tags on string. There are also reflective liquids that can be brushed on to bicycles, and reflective chalks. Save a life light up the night. LONDON (AP) Thanks to American button-collectors, Mrs. Tonl Frith, the Button Queen, has never lacked for customers, even in this era of what she plainly regards as plastic horrors. A former general antique dealer, Mrs. Frith decided 15 years ago to specialize In antique buttons. For the pas' seven years her tiny shop just off the sartorlai proving ground of Carnaby Street has been the mecca of international buttonbuffs. There you could find Georgian cut-steel buttons, each facet individually cut and riveted; lSth Century buttons that imprison butterflies, moths or pictures behind glass; jeweled buttons, buttons of gold, silver, horn pearl or Wedgewood. Connoisseurs can spend as little as a shiling (12 cents) or as much as 25 pounds (60 dollars) for a single specimen. Military huttons, stretching back through several wars, are perhaps the fastest-moving line, for 70 per cent of Mrs. Frith's customers are men. Many buy pairs to turn into cuff-links, or search out sets for blazers. To the Button Queen, the Dark Ages in Europe were particularly dark because nobody used buttons then. Father Won PARIS (VVNS) Evelyne Dassary took a chance on a charity lottery that offered celebrity dance partners as prizes. Evelyne won, but her partner turned out to be her own father, singer Andre Dassary"! "What a bore," she sighed SO HIGH IN FASHION. . .SO LIGHT IN WEIGHT r "Go ahead, treat her to luxury., After all, you re i r-zccm saving $65-$90l ! ; ; ' ,i ; is M Still the most beautiful, most meaningful gift for the bride the p&rents' gift of Sterling. Start your daughter with at least a basic service. Belatives and friends like to help in completing her set. w mm TMRMylAVI$4I on a 44 Pc "Servlce-for-8" Tee may I AVI $90 on a 64 Pa "Servtce-for-12' if tSfSj Chest Included FEATURING... EXlfU Security, Pe. icnH combination keyless locks Gaymode welcomes the return of the waist... with pretty under-dirndl pettis in tricot of Du Pont nylon What to wear under dirndls? More dirndls, of course. Nothing is more feminine. Or more practical. Especially when our own Gaymode designs the sensational petti-dirndl and bikini-dirndl half slip. The gently flared outerskirts are attached to either petti-pants or bikinis and fashioned In silky-smooth tricot of Du Pont nylon. More happy news. Pretty lace or bow trims, cheery carnival colors, as well as pr s-tels and white. Sizes XS.S.M. AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING COLORS: LIGHT BLUE AVOCADO PERSIAN MELON RED MIDNIGHT BLUE SHERRI PINK BLACK BROWN OLIVE STRIPES OF FASHION YOUR SELECTION MONOGRAMMEO FREE OF CHARGE. Mil bun ua rein mania mu win ua rein THE OLDEST FINE JEWELERS IN THE W est Palm Beach Shop Open Daily 9 to 5:30 PENNE YS m Mnday thru Saturday 10 til d',30 PALM BEACHES 329 Clematii,Wet Polm Beach 313 Worth Ave.. Palm Beach 832-6515 832-79 In S2ia-mlU TE 2-1050

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